Going to Aberystwyth for a sunny day out on the beach or a weekend away? Frequent rail services can take you to Aberystwyth from Birmingham in less than three hours and from Shrewsbury in less than two hours, so you'll be exploring the city in no time.
The solid and imposing terminus building of Aberystwyth station was built in 1925 by the Great Western Railway, but trains first started arriving in the town in the 1860s. This was a period of major change for what had been, up to that point, a country town. The railway created a tourism boom, with the town’s first pier opening on the same day as the new railway line, and hotels began springing up on the seafront and elsewhere in town. One such development fell into bankruptcy and was sold to become the University College of Wales in 1872 – renamed as Aberystwyth University in 2007. During term time, almost half the population of the town are students. Alongside regular train services, Aberystwyth station is also the terminus for the narrow-gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway, a steam heritage railway that runs for almost twelve miles between the town and Devil’s Bridge through the beautiful countryside of Ceredigion.
|Weekdays||07:10 - 17:40|
|Saturday||07:15 - 17:40|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
Help provided by on train staff
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Carpark operator||Arriva Trains Wales|
|Car parking spaces||15|
|Cycle storage spaces||10|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
On the platform
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
Need more information on how to get to Aberystwyth by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Wales.
There are two beaches you can easily reach from Aberystwyth station, North Beach and South Beach – they are only a 10-minute walk away.
Want to know when your next train from/to Aberystwyth station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Aberystwyth railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Aberystwyth.
Aberystwyth train station has a single main-line platform, accessed via Alexandra Road or the station car park. Within the station, there is a coffee shop and a restaurant, a ticket office and machines, and toilets off the platform. Aberystwyth bus station is just outside on Alexandra Road.
Aberystwyth train station has one car park, which is located near the main entrance. Step-free access is available here, as well as throughout the whole station.
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Aberystwyth station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Aberystwyth station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Aberystwyth.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Aberystwyth station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Aberystwyth station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.
It's really easy to get from Aberystwyth station to the beach – you can choose between the North Beach and the South Beach, both of which are just a 10-minute walk away.
|to Shrewsbury||Transport for Wales||06:29||On time|
|to Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||07:28||On time|
|to Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||09:29||On time|
|to Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||11:28||On time|
|to Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||13:29||On time|
|from Machynlleth||Transport for Wales||07:21||On time|
|from Birmingham New Street||Transport for Wales||09:21||On time|
|from Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||11:21||On time|
|from Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||13:22||On time|
|from Birmingham International||Transport for Wales||15:21||On time|